CA School Dashboard

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Submitted by Essbee on March 16, 2017 - 12:34pm

LA Times has an article about the new CA School Dashboard, which rates schools.

http://www.latimes.com/local/education/l...

The dashboard itself is found at
http://www.caschooldashboard.org

I hate the fact that this things obfuscates school performance. A school in LA where over half the kids are below standard in math, but has "increasing scores" gets a "better" rating (BLUE) than a school in San Mateo where over 90% of kids are above standard but has "declining scores". (GREEN).

My own kids' school is still mostly "blue" but you have to dig in to get the raw numbers and it is very difficult to compare school performance. I am sure that is intentional.

Submitted by La Jolla Renter on March 21, 2017 - 10:37pm.

The classic solution to just invent a new rating system. What a scam the department of education, state bureaucrats, and unions have been pulling for years.

The only solution is to stop voting these idiots into office.

Submitted by poorgradstudent on March 23, 2017 - 11:52am.

I would argue a school that draws mostly poor kids and has over half the kids passing might be doing better than a school that pulls from a wealthy neighborhood and only 90% of the kids are passing. Parental incomes correlate strongly with test scores, so I really want to see how a school does relative to the population it is working with.

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